Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
Ph.D.,University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Rice University
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Professor Shipman teaches courses, labs, and tutorials in physical chemistry. He is interested in spectroscopy of all types. His current research is in the area of rotational (microwave) spectroscopy, which he uses to study the structure and dynamics of small molecules at room temperature. In addition to revealing fundamental information about small molecules in general, these spectroscopic studies are also intended to aid radio astronomers in their search for complex molecules in interstellar space. As part of his research Professor Shipman also makes extensive use of modern methods in computational chemistry which he also incorporates into his teaching.
Kisiel, Z.; Dorosh, O.; Maeda, A.; Medvedev, I.R.; De Lucia, F.C.; Herbst, E.; Drouin, B.J.; Pearson, J.C.; Shipman, S.T. "Determination of precise relative energies of conformers of n-propanol by rotational spectroscopy" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2010), 12, 8329.
Kisiel, Z.; Krasnicki, A.; Pszczolkowski, L.; Shipman, S.T.; Alvarez-Valtierra, L.; Pate, B.H. "Assignment and analysis of the rotational spectrum of bromoform enabled by broadband FTMW spectroscopy" J. Mol. Spec., (2009), 257, 177.
Suenram, R.D.; Pate, B.H.; Lesarri, A.; Neill, J.L.; Shipman, S.; Holmes, R.A.; Leyden, M.C.; Craig, N.C. "Semiexperimental equilibrium structure for the C6 backbone of cis-1,3,5-hexatriene; Structural evidence for greater pi-electron delocalization with increasing chain length in polyenes" J. Phys. Chem. A, (2009), 113, 1864.
Brown, G.G.; Dian, B.C.; Douglass, K.O.; Geyer, S.M.; Shipman, S.T. and Pate, B.H. "A broadband Fourier transform microwave spectrometer based on chirped pulse excitation" Rev. Sci. Inst., 2008, 79, 053103.
Yang, A.; Shipman, S.T.; Garrett-Roe, S.; Johns, J.; Strader, M.L.; Szymanski, P.; Muller, E.; Harris, C.B. "Two-photon photoemission of ultrathin film PTCDA morphologies on Ag(111)" J. Phys. Chem. C, (2008), 112, 2506.
Strader, M.L.; Garrett-Roe, S.; Szymanski, P.; Shipman, S.T.; Johns, J.E.; Yang, A.; Muller, E.; Harris, C.B. "The ultrafast dynamics of image potential state electrons at the dimethylsulfoxide/Ag(111) interface" J. Phys. Chem. C, (2008), 112, 6880.
Shipman, S.T.; Douglass, P.C.; Yoo, H.S.; Hinkle, C.E.; Mierzejewski, E.L. and Pate, B.H. "Vibrational dynamics of carboxylic acid dimers in gas and dilute solution" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2007, 9, 4572.
Shipman, S.T.; Garrett-Roe, S.; Szymanski, P.; Yang, A.; Strader, M.L. and Harris, C.B. "Determination of band curvatures by angle-resolved two-photon photoemission in thin films of C60 on Ag(111)" J. Phys. Chem. B, (2006), 110, 10002. (cover)
Garrett-Roe, S.; Shipman, S.T.; Szymanski, P.; Strader, M.L.; Yang, A. and Harris, C.B. "Ultrafast electron dynamics at metal interfaces: Intraband relaxation of image state electrons as friction" J. Phys. Chem. B, (2005), 109, 20370. (cover)